Single in Luxembourg? Whether you’re looking for love, a flirty fling or just want to indulge in some eye candy, City Savvy has the guide to the best bars.
Any bar that advertises having an 80s night for Valentine’s day, a ‘Swing-a-ling-ding-dong’ for Christmas and a table-tennis beer party with the slogan ‘get your balls wet’ may not rank the highest on your list for a classy night out. But it will be fun and the people you’re likely to meet there will be too. Known for its high proportion of single teachers between 20-35, this may be where you find love or an occasional fling. Either way, you get to say: ‘I met them at the Swing-a-ling-ding-dong at Choco’ – and who can resist that?
Good for: a swing-a-ling-ding-dong
One of Clausen’s brewery revamps, this caters for a slightly older crowd and is THE place for freshly-back-on-the-market people and divorcées. If you want to be reasonably sure of a score and if trashy white mini-skirts and cowboy boots are your thing, then King Wilma is for you. Karaoke every Wednesday.
Good for: fresh on the market
Definitely more upmarket than your average in Luxembourg; although in a prime spot in the ville, you might be forgiven for thinking you were in an old fashioned London bar. Expect good-looking men in uniform (the male waiters, at least), fireplaces, mirrors and drinks mixed to your own taste and personality. Expect to find a range of singles from 35-65, if that’s your thing. If not, you should still go to listen to the glorious bespoke cocktails, funky atmosphere and sophisticated chat you’re likely to overhear.
Good for: discerning drinkers
French café culture meets Scandinavian design in this perfect pairing; what better omen for those looking for love? Intimate enough that you can have a deep and meaningful with someone interesting you meet, but bustling enough to mask awkward pauses in conversation. If you strike it lucky, you can extend the evening at the theatre next door; if you strike it really lucky, it’s close enough to Hamilius that you can catch a number of buses straight home. Worth it for the gin menu alone.
Good for: 30 types of gin on an open terrace
When trying to chat someone up, it’s always a good idea if you have at least a few words in common. You can be sure of some English spoken in Urban Bar, which is a magnet for the international crowd in the old town. Great location next to the Duke’s palace, one holds out hopes for a real Prince/ss Charming turning up one day to hob-nob. Not really a hip place with the top 100 blasting out at all hours, but definitely fun, if not funky. And allegedly the best burgers in town.
Good for: rollicking good time
Feature photo: Bohuslava Cernotova Photography